As the World Cup gets under way, and story after story is printed about how Americans don’t care about soccer, I think it’s important to point out that those of us in Seattle are fighting to change that perception.
At Sounders home games this year, an average of 36k+ fans (myself included) have showed up to support the club, and if capacity were expanded, that number would easily exceed 40k. So while the national media may generalize Americans as apathetic soccer fans, we Seattleites want to let the world know that we’re the absolute exception to the rule.
And here’s the front page of The Seattle Times today:
You can read the full article here.